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Do you know what government funding is available for your business? - Crowther Image


In June we ran another successful breakfast event here at Crowther.  We were delighted to have in excess of 3o people come along to find out more about what business government funding available in our area and if it is applicable to them and their business as well as seeing them network over a bite to eat.

Clients have a good understanding of their business & recent surveys indicate that 95% expect to change within the next 2 years. 30% of businesses expect to totally transform within the next 2 years.

We recognise that access to funding, grants & professional business support is of hugely important when considering expansion or growth plans.

We were delighted to hear presentations by Gill Watson from LEP Leeds City Region Growth Service.  Paul Tansey & Rachael Thurlbeck from Ad:Venture & Racheal Sterling from Zest Business Support


  • Single point of contact for tailored SME business support in Leeds City region.
  • Provide grants of between £10k & £250k to small & medium sized businesses who are based in the Leeds City region, or planning to invest there.
  • Funding for capital investment in fit-out & refurbishment of buildings, plant, machinery & equipment, creating permanent jobs in the Leeds City region.


  • Providing expert help & advice to high growth businesses
  • Ad:Venture helps businesses reach their full potential. They deliver ERDF funded growth support to businesses in their first 3 years of trading & people planning to start a business.

Zest Business Support:-

Rachel Sterling from Zest Business Support spoke with passion about the importance of having a vision and the implementation of strategies to achieve this.  Zest Business Support provides business advice, business coaching, SME advice & leadership & management training in the Yorkshire region.


We understand that as business owners & professionals’ time is a huge priority & attending events is not always possible. We are here to support you & we would be delighted to provide further information on any of the above topics so why not get in touch? I was great to see that a number of business’s attending our event was able to submit application for funding through either LEP or Ad:Venture. 

We run regular Breakfast events.   If you would like to be put onto our mailing list to receive an invitation to attend any of these events please let me know. Our next breakfast event to be held on the 3rd October 2019 is ’Developing an Exit Strategy’.  If you or you know of anyone who would benefit from attending this event please will you forward our details and ask them to drop us a line?

Please contact David Busfield on either the office 01484 515544 or mobile 07840383216

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